press bed

  1. a bed enclosed within a closet, cupboard, etc.

Origin of press bed

First recorded in 1650–60

Words Nearby press bed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use press bed in a sentence

  • After that you ran the upper roller out over the two forms of type on the press bed.

    The Wrong Twin | Harry Leon Wilson
  • A spotted small boy sat across the press bed from him to ink the forms.

    The Wrong Twin | Harry Leon Wilson
  • Next door, in the dining-room, old Betty Harrison lay across the press-bed in which she usually slept.

    She Stands Accused | Victor MacClure
  • But Connie explained to Ronald that the huge wooden wardrobe was doubtless a press-bed which let down at night.

    Sue, A Little Heroine | L. T. Meade
  • He is lying ill with a fever in the press-bed in the kitchen, where not a breath of air reaches him.

    Woman's Work in English Fiction | Clara Helen Whitmore